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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Andrew Spark - REVERSE EDUCATION: a commentary

I would like to thank Andrew Spark for his contribution to contemporary art in Ipswich. Reverse Education: Spark 2001-2010 (exhibited 5th-30th Oct) highlighted 10 years of Andrew's creative output as an innovative contemporary artist.

Andrew’s works are playful, have different levels of meaning, and explore identity and culture, some of which are very personal and others political. In his earlier works Andrew has not only paid homage to other artists and genres but he has also engaged in a creative dialogue with the artists who have given him inspriation. In his later works Andrew boldly asserts himself. Rest assured Andrew will continue to create art and to not shy away from experimentation. Indeed, experimentation is not only a feature of Andrew's art but arguably something viewers should expect ... to not know what Andrew will create next is one of his strengths as an contemporary artist.

I thank all those people who visited The SWICH Contemporary Art Space and took some time to comment on Andrew's art. The diversity of critical commentary alone made the exhibition worthwhile.

If you wish to view the REVERSE EDUCATION catalogue or would like to consider purchasing any of Andrew's works, please visit our gallery at Top of Town, 191 Brisbane Street, Ipswich.

Gilbert Burgh

on behalf of the SWICH Contemporary Art Space

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